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Captain Sindbad (1963)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Family | 19 June 1963 (USA)
The peaceful kingdom of Baristan has an evil ruler named El-Carim. He plans to capture his rival, Sindbad, who will soon return from sea in order to marry Princess Jana. The Princess ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Williams ... Captain Sindbad
Heidi Brühl ... Princess Jana
Pedro Armendáriz ... El Kerim (as Pedro Armendariz)
Abraham Sofaer ... Galgo
Bernie Hamilton ... Quinius
Helmuth Schneider ... Bendar
Margaret Jahnen ... Lady-in-Waiting
Rolf Wanka ... The King
Walter Barnes ... Rolf
James Dobson James Dobson ... Iffritch
Maurice Marsac ... Ahmed
Henry Brandon ... Col. Kabar
John Crawford ... Aram
Geoffrey Toone ... Mohar
Lawrence Montaigne ... Jafar
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The peaceful kingdom of Baristan has an evil ruler named El-Carim. He plans to capture his rival, Sindbad, who will soon return from sea in order to marry Princess Jana. The Princess convinces the magician Galgo to turn her into a small bird, so that she may fly off to warn Sinbad of the trap set against him. She flies off just as Galgo is discovered by the guards, who take him to El-Carim. As Sindbad and his crew sail towards Baristan, the Princess-Firebird descends and lands on the ship. But before she can deliver the message, El-Carim transforms the guards into giant human falcons, to drop rocks onto Sindbad's ship sinking it. However, Sindbad and some of his crew have survived, and they carefully make their way to shore. Galgo makes his arm stretch out to an enormous length, long enough to grab El-Carim's magic ring, but the evil king wakes up in time to burn Galgo's hand. Sindbad manages to get arrested, and soon appears before the dictator as a petty thief. El-Carim is not ...

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Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Capitaine Sindbad See more »

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Hans Schumm. See more »

Goofs

As Sinbad is rescued from the water by fishermen, he is seen with his head towards the front of the boat, but when the angle of the scene changes, his head is now towards the rear of the boat. See more »

Quotes

Galgo: There are three men before whom a woman need have no shame: her husband, her doctor and her magician.
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My Favorite Sin(d)bad
1 August 2013 | by horrorfilmxSee all my reviews

I'm referring to Guy Williams, not the movie. The movie itself, though not up to Harryhausen's SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, is nonetheless a lot of fun and far more entertaining that either GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD or the awful SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER. Williams is excellent in the title role, physically perfect and far more dashing than any other actor I can think of in the part. And those who carp about the cheap special effects are (as usual) totally missing the point. Aside from the absurdity of using CGI as your yardstick (does anyone actually think the effects in AVATAR or LORD OF THE RINGS look real? Come on...) the manifestly theatrical menaces in CAPTAIN SINDBAD are part of the fun. The villain's pulsing disembodied heart, like a big satin pillow, is a clear tip-off: none of this is MEANT to be real! It's like an elaborate Christmas pantomime. And that giant mechanical hand is terrific. A cross between this movie and SEVENTH VOYAGE would have been the perfect Sinbad movie. Or Sindbad. Take your pick.


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